CJ440 Internship in Crim Just

for U1E 2008

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CJ 440 Internship in Criminal Justice


U1E 2008 PEI


Boggs, Bill


Adjunct Faculty


BS Education University of Tennessee, Knoxville
MPH University of Tennessee , Knoxville

Office Location

On campus, Camp Pendleton

Office Hours

Before or after class or by appointment

Daytime Phone


Other Phone





Semester Dates

12 Jan to 03 Mar 2009

Class Days


Class Time



All course work must be completed

Credit Hours


No text required . Professssors may have libraries of books about careers in criminal justice which may be borrowed. Professors have experiences in many aspects of criminal justice an can provide direction to students.  

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
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Course Description:
This course provides practical application through service with a criminal justice agency. Opportunities are available in both the public and private sectors. Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chair. Variable credit: 3-6 hours.

Educational Philosophy:

The Criminal Justice Department wants the students to have a meaningful and memorable practical experience, which supplements classroom learning expereinces. The Department expects students to keep a journal of their work activities and to analyze the experiences in the context of classroom learning. Hopefully, internships will lead students further into the areas explored or at least be a worthwhile experience in a complementary career path.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate an agency in the criminal justice system by working in it
  2. Reflect on and assess the activities performed as a vocation
  3. Critique the job activities with classmates and/or instructor

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply the knowledge learned in course work to a work environment
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Successful students will:
1.Find a suitable agency to complete the required internship hours
2. Complete the attached Document A in which the student and supervisor in the selected agency agree to the duties by both signing.
3. Keep a journal of the internship. Include in the journal thoughts about the activities participated in. This journal should be attached to the final paper.
4. Maintain weekly contact with the professor during the semester so that he/she can count you present. This contact may be telephonic, electronic or in person.
5. Meet with classmates twice during the semester-at the begining and then at the end of the semester or respond to directions of the professor.
6. At the end of the internship, give the professor a paper of six pages explaining how the student applied the knowledge, skills and principles presented in classroom setting and feelings about the experiences. Attach the journal to the final paper.
7. Complete 135 hours of work for three hours of credit and 270 hours for six hours of credit.
8. Make certain the supervisor sends a confidential report to the professor about student performance in the internship. 
Student will maintain a weekly journal of work and learning activites during the internship.
Student will prepare a brief summary of the key elements of the internship at the end of the course.


Complete the required number of hours and recieve a positive letter from the supervisor 50%
Have discussions with classmates and or the professor 10%
Submit a journal in atimely manner 20%
Write a six page paper about the internship experience 20%
                                        Total 100%

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Failure to report during scheduled times will be counted as absences and will result in the lowering of a grade. Late journals or final papers will result in an incomplete. All materials, including letters from the internship supervisor, must be submitted to your  professor by the last Wednesday of classes.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Be present and participate with the few required meetings with classmates and professors.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Students have three required discussions with classmates and or professor. They must complete the required number of hours in the internship successfully.
They must submit a six page computer generated paper.
During the internship students should submit a weekly journal listing the dates and hours worked and containing a brief description of the activiteisperformed and a reflection on these activities.
The student paper should contain 1) a description of the agency and its placement within the criminal justice system; 2) observations and experiences learned by participation in CJ 440; 3)a discussion of the positive and negative experiences of the internship, and ;4) conclusions about how the internship fits into student coursework at this pointin his/her university experience. 

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

CJ440 - Document A.doc

CJ440 - Document A.pdf


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